15th Annual Stockman's Auction
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Welcome to this select offering. Each year, we work to bring together items that represent a broad range of artistic disciplines. Collector pieces that include the Foundation's Limited Edition Print Series, The Great American Cowboy, are always popular among bidders.
Proceeds from the auction are used to help fund scholarship programs made available to students from the five-state region of North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska and who are seeking post-secondary education in agriculturally related career fields.
Advance bids on items listed below are also being taken. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me at 605-347-2562 or firstname.lastname@example.org. See you at the auction!
Annual Stockman’s Auction ~ Scholarship Fundraiser
Ramkota Best Western, Rapid City, SD
*For more information and to place advance bids, please contact BHSS Foundation Director John Johnson at 605-347-5968 or Email: email@example.com
1. Crossfire Silver of
Sturgis, SD has donated an original men’s trophy style western buckle. It
will be a Black Hills Stock Show 50th Anniversary Edition. The buckle is
one of two made by silversmith, Cary Schmidt. It features silver and gold
and will be a beautiful piece. Cary and his wife, Shawna, have been long
time contributors to the auction. For the man who wants to be a cowboy
when he grows up!
2. Sweetwater Saddlery starts a new era! Bruce and Sam are donating a hand-tooled
leather breast collar. It will feature full flower carve with a dyed
background. They have donated headstalls for the last ten years and now they
bring the 2008 BHSSF Breast Collar to town! Get ready to saddle up!!
3. Shawn Brinkman always stops
the show with his original log furniture. This beautiful lamp will fit in any
décor. This handmade weathered cedar lamp will light up your home!
Tony Chytka’s One Horse Studio is donating a bronze statue titled “Double Hocker”.
It is number 4 of 20. The bronze features Jake Barnes and Clay O’Bryan Cooper.
A half life size of this same bronze is on display at the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame
in Colorado Springs, CO. Tony is a world renowned artisan with roots in the
South Dakota prairies. If you like team roping and incredible original artwork,
bring your wallet. This is the bronze for you!
5. A unique and useful travel
bag from Jack and Kelly Gully of Newell, SD will catch your imagination. It
features hair-on leather that displays that true western style. A shaving kit
is included. K-J Leatherworks always donates leather items that show
workmanship at the highest level.
For the first time the auction will offer a Buffalo Robe from Mill Iron Bison
Company from Hot Springs! This robe of South Dakota origin will look great on
any bed or in any lodge! What a great opportunity to own a South Dakota buffalo
Flat Creek Saddlery from Jackson Hole, Wyoming is donating the 2008 BHSSF
commemorative Les Vogt bit. The silver bit is a true piece of art with
engraving you must see. You can start a collection of art that can be used as
8. Crazy Horse Monument always
brings a beautiful item for the auction. This Chytka bronze is titled “Gray
Ghost”. It features Mr. Ziolkoski and his horse, Warrior. The Ziolkoski family
has been so generous for many years helping our scholarship program succeed!
Swan neck buckaroo style spurs made by Ed Lawrence and donated by Mary Rypkema
continue our theme of truly unique and original items. These handmade spurs
have tooled leather spur straps and shiny silver overlay. You will be the only
one on the trail ride with these!
10. Freeds Fine Furnishings has
once again generously donated a piece of Ranch House Furniture. This rugged
executive all leather office chair with a dark oak base and adjustable tilt
tension will help you relax while doing taxes or cow books! We thank Ka and
Diane Alberts for helping with this project. Sure to be something for every
11. Paula Warren has given of
her time and talent to donate a Crown Royal quilt. It is a one of a kind item.
Her husband, BHSSF director, Dan Warren sacrificed greatly to help obtain all
those Crown Royal bags!
12. Like NASCAR? Here is your
chance to own two Brickyard 400 NASCAR tickets including airfare and lodging.
You can head out to Indianapolis and cheer on the best drivers. The package is
13. Once again we will see some
pretty lady wearing a Crossfire Silver sterling silver necklace and matching
earrings. Cary and Shawna are donating this beautiful set along with the man’s
silver buckle. Get ready for Valentine’s Day early!
14. Flat Creek Saddlery continues their generous ways by donating a blank silver
Les Vogt Bit to be engraved with your choice of letters. It matches the 2008
commemorative bit but can be personalized just for you!
15. Sutton Rodeos has again
donated a signed shirt from all the contestants at the 2008 20X High School
Rodeo. These shirts are only available to qualifiers at the 20X so be young
again. Also included is the BHSS 2008 Landstrom’s Black Hills Gold pin.
16. The 2008 Great American
Cowboy Series continues with the 8th painting: “Horse Royal Flush”. Five great
bucking horses are featured in this Mick B. Harrison original painting. Big Bud
and War Drums from Sutton Rodeos; Blood Brother from Burch Rodeo; Kadafy from
Powder River Rodeo; and Slippery from Korkow Rodeo explode from the painting in
true western action. Perfect Hanging Gallery of Rapid City, SD once again
framed the picture to complete an amazing eight seconds of rodeo history.
Included is the Certificate of Authenticity. The Black Hills Stock Show
Foundation is proud to present this wonderful series.
17. The #1 print, “Horse Royal
Flush” by Mick B. Harrison also includes the Certificate of Authenticity. This
print is the first print to be offered at this time. Of course it includes the
framing from Perfect Hanging Gallery. Join us for a night of beauty and history!
* To place advance bids, please contact BHSSF Director and Auction Chairman John Johnson: 605-347-2562
We make it easy to become a part of helping kids, families and organizations.
Take a quick trip through our website, request more information regarding the Foundation, a copy of our most recent newsletter, or request an application to become a Stockman’s Club member.
There are so many ways to lend a helping hand. Join us, won’t you?